Published April 22, 2014
Seven of the 53 members of Holy Spirit Preparatory School’s Class of 2014 have earned the top award in Scouting.
Russell Clark and Zack Palmer have been named Eagle Scouts by the Boy Scouts of America; Carson Hooper, Meghan Devine, Kaaron Murray, Sarah Cullen and Sabrina Angelo were awarded the Gold Award by the Girl Scouts of America.
Angelo coordinated the collection of arts and crafts supplies for 150 kits for young hospital patients at Scottish Rite-Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Clark built an accessible outdoor space for students and classes at High Meadows School in Roswell.
Cullen operated a nutrition program at the Mary Hall Freedom House, a Sandy Springs safe house assisting women with addictions, teaching women and their children how to plant and grow vegetables, and using this as a platform for educating the families about good nutrition.
Devine raised awareness of the symptoms of head concussions, especially while participating in sports. She made presentations to high schools around Georgia in hopes of educating coaches, parents and players about what to look for and what to do if someone receives a concussion. Devine supported the Georgia legislature in advocating for stricter state laws regulating concussions.
Hooper committed to a senior citizen home and garden revival project, designed to make a remarkable impact in the life of one local senior citizen. She, along with more than 30 fellow Holy Spirit Prep students from St. Joseph’s Cohort, spent more than 250 collective hours transforming the senior citizen’s yard and improving her outlook on life.
Murray started an organization called Standing Together Against Breast Cancer, devoted to spreading awareness about the disease. She planned a major awareness luncheon featuring testimonies from survivors of breast cancer.
Palmer refurbished an overgrown meditation garden at High Meadows School, a school that supports children with special learning needs. He, along with volunteers, landscaped the garden, cleaned its fish pond, and made two benches for the garden.